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Little drummer boy, Samba-style

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public to be in the dark about state budget talks?

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and senior legislators refused to pledge Friday that they will negotiate the state budget in full view of the public next year.Colorado’s sunshine law requires...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. ‘flummoxed’ over school funding

DENVER – School advocates are defending the stunning victory they scored last week when a Denver judge ruled the state’s education funding system unconstitutional.The result could eventually boost...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Behind closed doors?

Pornography has always enjoyed a robust American following, but, historically, its fans have been a furtive, sheepish lot whose province was filthy theaters, back-alley shops and dark rooms – until...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wyo. governor blasts planned pipeline

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead submitted comments to federal regulators on Friday blasting a proposed pipeline that would carry water from the Green River in his state to Colorado’s Front...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Opponents attack boom in virtual schools

DENVER – More schoolchildren than ever are taking their classes online, using technology to avoid long commutes to school, add courses they wouldn’t otherwise be able to take – and save their...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver considers bid for ’22 Olympics

DENVER – The only city to be awarded the Olympics, then turn them down, is forming a committee that will look into making a bid for the 2022 Winter Games. The Denver committee will present findings...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2nd woman arrested for perjury in Garcia case

A second woman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of making false statements to a grand jury as part of a 1½-year-old homicide investigation.Jessica Martinez, 21, was booked into the La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes swear in new chairman

Unity, change and a promising future were among the prevailing themes Thursday as the Southern Ute Indian Tribe welcomed three new faces to its leadership ranks.Though theirs is a small tribe among...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gessler draws fire, praise for campaign-finance plans

DENVER – Secretary of State Scott Gessler is moving to simplify and loosen the rules for when people who run ballot campaigns have to publicly disclose their finances.At issue is the right of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango PoliceThursday 3:01 a.m. A bicycle was stolen in the east 100 block of College Drive.Wednesday 9:02 a.m. Someone wanted to report a fraudulent duplication of a prescription for drugs at...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after spending night out behind DHS

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who spent a chilly night outside behind Durango High School.Allen Christopher “Chris” Evans, 36, was unconscious and not breathing about 7 a.m....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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